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Local Resources

Humane Society for Southwest Washington

1100 Northeast 192nd Avenue
Vancouver, Washington 98684
Phone: 360.693.4746           www.southwesthumane.org          Directions & Map


Oregon Humane Society

1067 NE Columbia Blvd

Portland, OR

503.285.7722                     www.oregonhumane.org             Directions & Maps








Humane Societies

Humane societies service the needs of domestic pets but will perform emergency euthanasia for severely injured or suffering urban wildlife.  


Note: Oregon wildlife centers and humane societies are required by law to euthanize on intake all non-native wildlife (ie. eastern gray squirrel, fox squirrel, eastern cottontail rabbit, and virginia opossum).  

Clark County Animal Control

Unincorporated Clark County    360.397.2488

City of Vancouver                      360.397.2488

City of Battle Ground                 360.342.5100

City of Camas                            360.335.0432

City of Washougal                     360.335.0432

City of La Center                        360.263.2745

City of Ridgefield                       360.887.3556

City of Yacolt                             360.686.3922



Animal Control


Reporting Animal Bites                                 Veterinarians (with wildlife experience)


Clark County Health Department

360.397.2000


Report Animal Bites

Clark County Public Health  360.397.8182


Washington State Guidelines for Human Rabies Prevention

Note: disease transmission from squirrels, rabbits and opossum is extremely rare. Rabies vector species include Bats, Skunks, Raccoons, Foxes


Diseases Transmitted from Animals to humans

Zoonotic Illnesses



Links and other helpful resources to assist you in finding qualified help for injured and orphaned wildlife.

Find a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Find a Rehabilitator

To legally rehabilitate wildlife, a rehabilitator must hold a valid federal migratory bird permit.  Since Squirrel Refuge does not hold such a permit, all injured and orphaned migratory birds may be taken across the border into Oregon to one of the two places listed below.   Please consider donating to either or both of these organizations. Without their generous willingness to accept our injured and orphaned birds, there would be no help available!  Note: While it is legal to transport migratory birds across state lines for the purpose of rehabilitation, it is not legal to transport mammals.  For assistance with mammals, please contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.


Audubon Society of Portland - Wildlife Care Center                  www.audubonportland.org/wcc

Injured wildlife hotline: 503-292-0304

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 365 days a year. Does not accept animals after-hours.  Contact Dove Lewis Clinic

Address: 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97210. Get directions.
Baby animals: What to do if you find a baby bird or a baby mammal.

Animal policy: Required by law to euthanize non-native birds and mammals as classified by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.  This includes Eastern Gray squirrels, Fox Squirrels, Cotton tails, Possums, starlings, pigeons, house sparrows or other non-native bird or mammal. Does not accept exotic or domestic animals for rehabilitation.  



Help for Birds


The DoveLewis Clinic                                                                  www.dovelewis.org

Injured wildlife hotline 503-228-7281

Hours: 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.

Address: 1945 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR 97209. Get directions.

Animal policy:  Required by law to euthanize non-native birds and mammals as classified by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.   




Contact SquirrelRefuge.org
Contact us

Squirrel Refuge accepts squirrels of all ages, and depending on capacity, most other small mammals.

Please support their efforts to help wildlife by using them for all of your veterinary needs.


Kelly Flaminio, DVM

VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital

Vancouver, WA         360.892.0032


Mary Ann Haggerty, DVM

Alder Creek Veterinary Clinic

Battleground, WA     360.687.3141


Mark Burgess, DVM

Southwest Animal Hospital

Beaverton, OR           503.643.2137

You may be requested to provide proof that you are legally entitled to hold wildlife.  


Department of Fish & Wildlife


360.696.6211

503-947-6000

Dangerous Wildlife Complaints or poaching in progress - Dial 911 otherwise call the Non-Emergency hotline 1-877-933-9847

Nature’s Best Pest Control                 360.883.5300  

Offers quick, affordable and humane solutions to wildlife problems.  Will not euthanize orphaned wildlife.

Oregon law requires all pest control operators licensed in Oregon to either release wildlife on the property where found or humanely euthanized.








Humane Solutions to Wildlife Conflicts


Fox Valley Animal Nutrition          Chris’s Squirrels & More        The Squirrel Store        Henry’s Healthy Pet Foods




Squirrel Rehabilitation Supply Online Retailers